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Overview Society today has a growing number of objections and concerns regarding Christianity: How can a loving God let bad things happen? Would God really send someone to hell? Why is Christianity right and other religions are in error? Get some straight answers
Publishers Description Society today has a growing number of objections and concerns regarding Christianity. Why does a loving God let bad things happen? Would God really send someone to hell? And why is Christianity right and other religions are in error? Many Christians hear objections to Christianity and have a crisis of faith. Enter Alex McFarland, a seasoned apologist who is ready to explore 10 common objections to Christianity. He offers straight answers that will give them confidence and understanding about their beliefs. After reading this book, all Christians will know how to effectively answer the most common objections to Christianity, why they believe what they believe and be prepared to defend their faith and worldview.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830742980 ISBN13 9780830742981
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More About Alex McFarland & Lee Strobel
Vice-president for student services and director of the Christian Worldview Center at North Greenville College in Tigerville, South Carolina, Dr. Tony Beam received his master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and his coctor of ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Beam also serves as interim pastor for Whitefield Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina, and he is the host of Christian Worldview Today, heard M-F from 7 to 9am on Christiantalk 660 and 92.9FM.
Alex McFarland was born in 1964.
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A Decent Read Mar 20, 2010
I happened to find this book in a discount section and, since we all love discounts, I picked it up. I'm an apologist, so I'll read anything from anyone in order to strengthen my faith.
I can tell you what this book is good for and what this book is not good for. This book is perfect as a High School graduation gift, or a book to let someone read who might be interested in apologetics. This is an extremely easy entrance into the study of apologetics. However, if you are already experienced in apologetics (like me, to an extent), this book will not help you at all. To the author's credit, he does give a disclaimer saying that he does not cover every single detail of every single objection, but some areas are better than others.
Objection 1 is the best objection he covers. He talks about evolution fairly well, but mentions nothing about Theistic (or God-mechanized) Evolution, which is a big of a letdown. He does, however, make it clear that Intelligent Design is not meant to turn biology into theology, and turn science into a "Do you want to accept Jesus?" situation, and I must give him credit for that.
There are nuggets of truth in every section, but some sections aren't fleshed out very well or not deep enough. For example, in the section about "A Loving God Wouldn't Send People to Hell", Alex completely fails to mention the simplest way to answer this objection: As C.S. Lewis said, "There are some who say to God, 'Thy Will Be Done' ; there are some whom God says, 'Thy will be done'" Also, the last chapter, concerning the problem of evil, isn't long enough to give a good answer or set of answers. If, as Alex writes, the problem of evil is a big challenge to the faith, why does he spend so little time dealing with it?
If you can get this book cheap, then get it. If you are looking for a very scholarly set of arguments, you might be disappointed. Again, this book is an excellent book to begin studying apologetics, and would make an incredibly wise gift for high school graduation, but for a seasoned apologist, this book contains nothing you haven't heard before.
The 10 Most Common Objections To Christianity Feb 1, 2009
One of the most clear, concise and direct apologetic books I have ever read. Easy to read, understand and use in conversations with those who have questions about their faith. Your faith will gain strength as a result of reading this book. A must-read for small group discussions.
Decent content - bad tone & badly written Aug 25, 2008
I bought this book for a small group study I'm leading and, while I like the basic outline & premise of the book, I found the tone really snotty, and not nearly academic enough for the subject matter. He presents good arguments for the existence of God, etc., but I felt that, under the surface, he kept saying, "Man - if you don't believe in this you are an absolute certifiable MORON!" and, after making a good point, "Take THAT, you stupid atheist!!". Granted - he DOESN'T SAY those things, but if I, a minister and long-time Christian, got that tone from the book, then how will an atheist take it? In the intro, he purports to be writing the book for both non-believers and believers alike, but it is clearly written to psych up the believer crowd. If he expects non-believers to take this book well, forget it.
An excellent starting point into apologetics Mar 17, 2008
An excellent book to get you started with apologetics. I loved it!. Alex McFarland does a great job at explaining and providing solid answers to the most common objections we face, as believers, on a regular basis. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer Staehle apparently hasn't read the book. Feb 11, 2008
C. M. Staehle gives poor justification for his premise that the book is about God creating the earth "approximately 6000 years ago." But, in fact, the book makes no such claim. Only ignorant souls will profit from his book review. Staehle apparently hasn't read the book.
Read the book objectively and come to your own conclusions regarding the evidence that Alex McFarland presents. He makes a good case and the book is well worth reading.